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Negev desert showers block Israel's longest highway

Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 25, 2020
Israel's longest roadway, Highway 90, was blocked by rainwater in the Negev and Arava regions today morning.
Negev desert rain
Living in the Middle East   The south had experienced heavy rainfall
While the central and northern regions of the country experienced cool temperatures with some clouds overhead, the south had experienced heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, which subsided by midday.

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Due to the heavy showers, a flood warning has been issued for residents of communities residing next to valleys and rivers in the area.

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority announced the closure of several hiking routes in the Negev and Judean Deserts; including the frequently visited Ein Gedi, Nahal Oz, Nahal Darga, and En Prat Nature Reserves.